• 2013
  • US
  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
  • Written by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres
  • UK release: 26 July 2013

The story of Tilikum, a killer whale kept in captivity known for, well, killing (people, that is).

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16 Jul 20134 stars

Impressive execution ensures this documentary grips like a thriller

In the passionately polemical Blackfish a killer whale lives tragically up to its name. Gabriela Cowperthwaite's second documentary feature (her first as a solo director) is a riveting and accomplished story of animal cruelty, corporate irresponsibility…

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